Volcano is a small town with a population of only 115 persons (2010 Census). Despite the name, it is not on or near a volcano. The name came from early miners who thought the bowl-shaped valley where the town is was a volcanic crater. In the 1850s, Volcano was a booming mine town but the years following brought a steady decline to its current population.
Volcano is 3 miles north of California State Route 88, which connects with California 99 to the west and US 395 to the east.
- 1 Black Chasm Cavern, 15701 Pioneer Volcano Rd, ☏ . Sep-May - daily: 10AM-4PM, Jun-Aug - daily 9AM-5PM. The Cavern is a small three-level cave containing outstanding helictite crystal formations and is listed as National Natural Landmark. 13 and older: $14.95, 3-12: $7.95.
- 1 St. George Hotel, 16104 Main St, ☏ , ✉ email@example.com.
- 2 Volcano Union Inn, 21375 Consolation St., ☏ , fax: , ✉ firstname.lastname@example.org. Four rooms, each with its own decor, are available. No pets, and children are not recommended. $89-139 plus 6% Amador County tax and $1.00 visitor information services fee.